View Full Version : AWS clickthroughs

01-10-2004, 03:34 PM
I'm finding a lot of people are clicking my "Buy from Amazon" buttons, but then not actually buying. Is anyone else finding this? I would have thought that if someone clicks "Buy from Amazon" they would have decided to buy the item they're looking at?

Amazon have logged the clicks but there are no corresponding "Ordered items" :)

Or does Amazon only register a sale once the order has been despatched?

01-10-2004, 03:57 PM
Patience. I've had 150 clicks so far this month, but only 4 sales.

Amazon will tell you that you made a sale, but it won't show the money that you earned until it is shipped.

01-10-2004, 04:07 PM
I'm just surprised people click if they don't intend to buy. Weird.

If they have it added to their basket as a result of clicking from your site and eventually decide to buy the thing at a later date, would you still get the commission from it?

01-10-2004, 04:27 PM
I guess a lot of people just like clicking :) I get the same thing...

01-10-2004, 04:30 PM
I think it may be the screen they land on when they click. It's not that intuitive to go to the checkout. I'm going to change mine to the way Chris has it set up on his site with the button that takes them directly to the checkout after the popup window. I'm sure that would help matters.

01-10-2004, 04:36 PM
I would click on the link to see how much it was, look at screenshots, read reviews, etc.

01-10-2004, 05:08 PM
amazon is only a 24 hour cookie...

01-10-2004, 05:39 PM
It's funny how many people click the link to buy the product, but do not. I do it all the time just to see how it's done on different ecommerce sites. Guess most other people are the same way.

01-11-2004, 05:34 AM
Does anyone know how to make a buybox like on Chris' site and on GCT13's?

01-11-2004, 05:43 AM
Mike, I found it in the Amazon AWS API kit as an example...

<script language="JavaScript">
function popUp(URL,NAME) {
amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollb ars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width =380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left= 10');
document.write("<a href=javascript:popUp('http://buybox.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?tag=[Associates ID goes here]&link_code=qcb&creative=23424&camp=2025&path=/dt/assoc/tg/aa/xml/assoc/-/[ASIN number goes here]/[Associates ID goes here]/ref=ac_bb1_,_amazon')><img src=http://rcm-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/associates/remote-buy-box/buy1.gif border=0 alt='Buy from Amazon.com' ></a>");
<form method="POST" action="http://buybox.amazon.com/o/dt/assoc/handle-buy-box=[ASIN number goes here]">
<input type="hidden" name="asin.[ASIN number goes here]" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="tag-value" value="[Associates ID goes here]">
<input type="hidden" name="tag_value" value="[Associates ID goes here]">
<input type="image" name="submit.add-to-cart" value="Buy from Amazon.com" border="0" alt="Buy from Amazon.com" src="http://rcm-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/associates/add-to-cart.gif">

01-11-2004, 05:49 AM
Thanks chromate! :)

Ignore my PM, it doesn't matter now!

EDIT: Should the developers token go anywhere? Or doesn't it matter?

01-11-2004, 07:59 AM
It doesn't matter, because this bit's not actually anything to do with web services, it's just a normal associate link really.

01-11-2004, 08:13 AM
Amazon registers sales as they happen under traffic reports, and sales as they ship under earnings reports. Except for some marketplace items (like their apparel stores) which register immediately under earnings reports because Amazon doesn't know when they ship and so they assume they ship right away.

01-11-2004, 09:22 AM
Originally posted by chromate
It doesn't matter, because this bit's not actually anything to do with web services, it's just a normal associate link really.

Ok, thanks chromate.